Monthly Archives: February, 2014

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Kirtan Mela Mayapur, 2014

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It is Kirtan Mela time again in Mayapur (27 February – 4 March)! Here is the schedule according to Indian standard time which is GMT+5.5. Please calculate your time zone…

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A devotee is like a pujari!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 January 2014, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) We should know that we are never alone – never, ever! We are always with Krsna therefore, every moment must…

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Cry until you are dry…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, July 2011, Fruska Goranga, Serbia, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.16) Question: How to deal with the notorious false ego? You can buy a self-help sociology book. It is useful…

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In the holy land

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2014, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.8.5) Recently, I have spent time here in Sridham Mayapur because the GBC asked me to do some service. They…

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Blessed by the best

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.34) By nature, we are weak! The weakness manifests in many ways. Earlier, I spoke about lust but another quality by…

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Fill up your pond…

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2009, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Sometimes an analogy is used that our consciousness is like a pond. In that pond, we throw different stones…

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Feeding our desires

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 December 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.9.3) Srila Prabhupada said that we can measure our advancement by how much we are becoming free from material desires.…

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Vyasa-puja Book deadline

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The Vyasa-puja festival en Kingsday are slowly approaching. Soon it will be the end of April. Are you ready to engage yourself in the service of Kadamba Kanana Swami? If…

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Vedic Planetarium or …?

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 April 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture) Question: Maharaj, can you say a few words on Prabhupada’s mission for the Vedic Planetarium? Well, Srila Prabhupada wanted…

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Rise early, hear and chant

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami) The key to build up a spiritual life must be a regular practice in hearing and chanting, preferably on a regulated schedule as much as possible -…

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From raga to rock!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2014, Mayapur, India, Lecture: Kirtan Academy 1) Kirtan happens on the pure transcendental platform. It is an interesting combination of Krsna’s name and a particular…

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The bigger picture

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) When we look at all the devastation in the world, all the pain and suffering, then we think, “It’s too much! It is!…

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The opening of Iskcon Noida Temple, Delhi

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A new temple in Delhi was opened on 12 February 2014, on the auspicious occasion of Nityananda Trayodasi. Lokanatha Maharaja was the driving force behind this temple and the installation of Sri Sri Radha…

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Serving the servants of Srila Prabhupada

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belgium, 10 April 2003, Q&A Session) Question: What happens to an aspiring devotee who may have read Srila Prabhupada’s books, heard his lectures, loves serving and…

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Khoda Nitai!

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2009, Leicester, United Kingdom, Lecture) One year, on Nityananda’s appearance day, I was in Sydney and something happened. We were having a long kirtan, before that…

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Beyond any dream

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2010, South Africa, Lecture) This is the world where the dream is bigger than reality but in the spiritual world, the reality is way beyond the dream. The chanting…

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Spiritual strength

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) A home has to be a place which  reminds us of Krsna. It has to be a place that…

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Deepening the connection

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2011, Mayapur, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar Part 11) In the presence of guru, we can be focused a lot on what we are getting from guru.…

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An auspicious destination

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture) Spiritual life immediately leads to fearlessness. Leaving it up to Krsna. Trusting in Krsna that Krsna will protect us. Krsna will…

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The greatest gift

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 January 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lecture) Devotional service is given to us by devotees. You cannot take devotional service. It is a gift. And because that…

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Nothing can destroy the effect of chanting

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December, 2013, Soweto, South Africa, lecture) If you commit vaiṣṇava-aparādha then you do not lose your pious credits from your devotional service. It still stays in…

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Ever fresh

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.36) Why are topics of Lord Krsna always fresh? Well, it is said that when Krsna and Balarama left Vrindavan,…

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Developing good qualities

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 December 2013, Soweto, South Africa, Lecture) Although we are not so humble, by offering obeisances to the other vaisnavas, we can develop some humility. When we…